06/10/2015 20:05 BST | Updated 06/10/2015 20:59 BST

Refugee Crisis: Glastonbury Festival Pledges To Auction Tickets For Impoverished Migrants

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Festival goers walk across the Glastonbury site, on day 3 of Glastonbury festival 2015, Worthy Farm, Somerset.

Glastonbury festival organisers on Tuesday donated tickets to next year's event for an auction to raise money for refugees.

There are 10 lots in the auction, which include five pairs of Glastonbury 2016 tickets and several on-site experiences - the proceeds of which will go straight to Oxfam's Refugee Crisis Emergency Appeal.

Lovers of the Somerset countryside will even have the opportunity to see Worthy Farm free of festival-goers by bidding for a Land Rover tour with founder Michael Eavis and the use of a Glastonbury festival meeting room.

Co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "The plight of refugees who have left their homes due to fear and aggression has moved everyone in the Glastonbury Festival team and we want to do something to help.

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Syrians sleep inside a greenhouse at a makeshift camp for asylum seekers near Roszke, southern Hungary

"We hope this auction will raise many thousands of pounds so that Oxfam, which has been a trusted partner of Glastonbury for many years, can deliver the support these people so desperately need."

After this year's festival, more than 500 pairs of discarded wellington boots, 2,000 unused ponchos and some first aid kits were donated to migrants in the French port town of Calais.

The online auction, on the Oxfam Shop on eBay, will run until Tuesday October 13.

It comes after Russian air-forces, which this week began military aggression in Syria, were blasted by Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who claimed that Moscow's intervention was negating to tackle so-called 'Islamic State' fighters and instead propping up Bashar Assad.